Reading up one a private religious mother’s message board I belong to for several years now, today I read a post of a woman who has finally opened up on her own abortion that occurred 25 years ago. She has now made the effort to put a face on abortion, and at peaceful protests gatherings to hold the sign ‘I regret my abortion’.
Once in a non-heated conversation with a family member, being concerned about my passion for being pro-life, she was convinced that I myself was a post-abortive woman. I told the family member, No. When you reflect on it though, only a post-abortive woman can truly know how horrible abortion is. Not many women can speak up, so it is truly that traumatizing.
So I came across this commentary on Palin
Alaska’s governor also touched upon common campaign themes during her speech to about 5,000 supporters in Johnstown, but she focused on children with special needs and then abortion. Palin, whose infant son, Trig, has Down syndrome, said she and McCain would make protecting such children a priority.
“Every child has something to contribute … if we give them that chance,” she said.
Palin said it was about time that Obama was “called” on his abortion views.
“Please, it is not negative and it’s not mean-spirited to talk about his record,” she said.
In the Illinois Senate, Obama opposed legislative efforts in 2001, 2002 and 2003 to give legal protections to any aborted fetus that showed signs of life. The 2003 measure was virtually identical to a bill President Bush signed into law in 2002 that unanimously passed the U.S. Senate.
Obama and others who opposed the Illinois bill said the state already had a law to protect aborted fetuses born alive and considered able to survive. They contended that the proposed legislation would have undermined abortion rights in ways that the federal law would not.
Palin called Obama’s ideas and votes on abortion “radical.”
Whatever happens in a few weeks, Palin is a voice for many. This is her niche, being passionately pro-life. She will continue to speak whatever may happen after election day and that is a good thing.
Patience is a virtue, even pro-life Susan B. Anthony didn’t see the day when women had the right to vote.
Interesting past event at the Susan B. Anthony’s birthplace in Adams MA.